Current living situation, family structure, and daily activities; past medical, family & social histories
What is the nurse�s function in coordinating care?
To coordinate and ensure that each component of the treatment plan is carried out, advocate, consult, and encourage client towards wellness
Who�s responsibility is it to monitor clients for drug effectiveness and adverse reactions?
Who�s responsible for helping clients and their significant others to adapt to change?
The health care provider�s
What is important of each client while on psychotherapeutic drugs?
Must be prepared to safely take meds, monitor for side effects daily, know that course of action to take when side effects occur
What is noncompliance?
An informed decision made by a client not to follow a prescribed tx plan
Why do psychiatric clients choose to discontinue their meds?
Distressing side effects or nature of their problem
What is informed consent?
Process of presenting clients with ALL info about their tx to help them make a voluntary and knowledgeable decision
When can a pt NOT be forced to take their psychotic medications?
In nonemergency situations
What is dystonia?
Impaired muscle tone (rigidity in the muscles that control gait, posture, and eye movements)
What is akathisia?
The inability to sit still
What is akinesia?
Absence of physical and mental movement
What is tardive dyskinesia?
Irreversible side effect of long-term tx that produces involuntary, repeated movements of the muscles in the face, trunk, arms and legs.
What is a parasympathetic nervous system action?
The smooth muscles of the lungs constrict and restrict airways
Why must salt intake be monitored in clients who are receiving lithium?
Salt and lithium compete for excretion in the kidney
Which type of medicine is based solely on observation, scientific research, and objective explanations?
A client is being seen for posttraumatic stress disorder. Which complementary and alternative therapy would be appropriate?
Which of the following types of aromatherapy would promote relaxation in a client with an anxiety disorder?
A client with seasonal affective disorder may be treated successfully with what body-based practice?
What energy-based complementary and alternative medicine practices has been effective for smoking cessation?
Which of the following complementary and alternative therapies would be successful in a client who has agoraphobia?
A client with atherosclerosis is found to have low serum potassium. What tx may be the cause of low potassium in this client?
What person is known as the father of allopathic medicine?
A client with a fracture of the femur would benefit most from which therapy?
Pulsating electromagnetic therapy
Whole medical systems are built on complete systems of what?
Theory and practice
Assessment of a client reveals dryness of the mouth, blurred vision, excessive sweating, and urinary retention. These findings are consistent with which type of reaction?
When teaching a client with an anxiety disorder about her buspirone (BuSpar) prescription, what important information should the nurse include?
The risk of sedation is lessened with this drug.
In the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which neurotransmitter is used?
The nurse should include what information for a client prescribed lithium?
Balance fluid and sodium intake.
A client who is taking an antipsychotic for schizophrenia should be advised to avoid alcohol for which reason?
A client develops muscle rigidity, tremor, pacing, and incontinence. These are extrapyramidal side effects (EPSEs) of what?
The nurse instructs the client taking an MAOI to avoid foods that contain tyramine. This is an example of which client care guideline?
Teach the client about the drug
Subsequent to a 2-week inpatient psychiatric admission, a hospitalized pt with schizophrenia, who has been prescribed an antipsychotic medication for 2 months, is hallucinating and delusional and has disorganized speech. What nursing action is appropriate?